NOVEMBER 6, 2015 – COLOGNE, GERMANY – Madonna returned to Europe this week launching
the European leg of her top selling and critically acclaimed Rebel Heart Tour. After
24 shows across 20 cities in North America, The Rebel Heart Tour kicked off with
a sold out show in Cologne, Germany where the Material Girl played two nights to
packed houses and will continue its seven-week trek across eleven European countries
before it returns to North America and heads to Asia, Southeast Asia, Australia
and New Zealand in the first few months of the New Year. A full list of tour dates
can be found HERE.
“Love and thanks to all of the Rebel Hearts who joined me in North America. You
sure do know how to make a girl feel special. Europe, I’m coming for you next!”
The Rebel Heart Tour is the best selling tour on the Billboard’s Hot Tours Chart
this week selling over 350,000 tickets, grossing over $45 million dollars and holding
12 of the top 17 tour dates on the Current Boxscore. Madonna performed three SOLD
OUT shows in the New York City area (two at Madison Square Garden and one at Barclay
Center) and two SOLD OUT shows in Montreal, Toronto, Edmonton and Cologne. She will
also perform three SOLD OUT nights in Turin and a sold out show to over 40,000 in
Stockholm. The Material Girl will also stage two concerts in Prague, Berlin, Barcelona,
London, Amsterdam, Paris, Mexico City, Miami, San Juan, Taipei, Bangkok, Hong Kong,
Macau, Manila, Auckland, Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane.
This will be the first time Madonna will perform in China, Taiwan and the Southeast Asian markets.
The Rebel Heart Tour set list spans all decades of the iconic superstar’s illustrious
career, including songs from her current album Rebel Heart (the No. 1 Dance hits
“Living for Love” and “Bitch I’m Madonna,”) to classic fan favorites like “Material
Girl” and “Holiday” and a “Dress You Up” medley that included “Get Into The Groove,”
“Everybody,” and “Lucky Star.” Fan-created artwork is featured in a video montage
shown during Madonna’s performance of the song “Rebel Heart,” and her rendition
of “La Vie En Rose” played on just a ukulele received an overwhelming standing ovation
from the audience.
The Rebel Heart Tour is directed by Jamie King with musical direction by Kevin Antunes
(the band’s keyboardist Ric’key Pageot, drummer Brian Frasier-Moore, guitarist Monte
Pittman, and background vocalists Kiley Dean and Nicki Richards),lead choreography
by Megan Lawson, hair by Andy LeCompte, makeup by Aaron Henrikson, and costume design
by Arianne Phillips.
The Rebel Heart Tour will visit 16 cities in Europe and the UK through the end of
2015 with additional concert dates in the United States, Asia, Australia, Mexico
and New Zealand already confirmed for 2016. The Rebel Heart World Tour is produced
by Live Nation Global Touring. A full list of tour dates and ticket information
is below and can also be found at: http://www.madonna.com/tour
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